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THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH MARCH TO APRIL 2ND 2017

Tuesday 28th March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 at the Buried Lock depot site in Pontardawe Road, Clydach. We will continue our demolition of the southern boundary walls (started on the 21st March), use our newly repaired shredder to clear up the pruned...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (6) WALLS, GATES AND WOOD: 21.3.17

   Walls and confers came a’tumbling down today in the depot.          On the left, the large gap in the southern wall shows the progress made by Gordon and his angle grinder as we congregate to admire his work.       On the right, David moves felled conifers away from the site of the...

The Week Ahead: 20th March to 26th March 2017

Tuesday 21st March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. We will start work at 9.30 in the depot in Pontardawe Road where a number of jobs need doing:- 1. Remove the metal fencing on top of the wall which is to be demolished at the southern end of the depot. 2....

THE WEEK AHEAD: 13TH MARCH TO 19TH MARCH 2017

Tuesday 14th March: Work Party meets between 8.00 and 9.00 am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach. Work starts at 9.30 at the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. We will be clearing the channel from the Park up to Trebanos Locks in preparation for the canoe hire season starting on Easter Sunday, April the...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (5): NEW LIFE IN THE OLD DEPOT:7.3.17

All the left over bags from the Old Depot’s previous life are stored on top of what will be the route of the new towpath. The quicker they are moved, the better for us and the contractors. We had the men, we had the muscle and and we had the wheelbarrows, so we began, in...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 6TH MARCH TO 12TH MARCH 2017.

Tuesday 7th March: Work party meets in Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach, between 8.000 and 9.00am. Work starts in our new depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach where we will be doing preparatory work prior to the demolition of the building over the buried lock. From 13.00 we will be joined by 3 members of the staff...

Pen y Bryn Pupils: Path Layers and Model Makers

Add Media      After  helping us put up bird boxes in the new Nature Reserve in Coed Gwilym Park two weeks     ago, our friends from Pen y Bryn School returned to lay bark chipping paths through the trees.We thank John Donovan, our Education Officer, for arranging the event with the school and the Parks...

SUMMER SEASON CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE: VOLUNTEER TRAINING

TRAINING DAY FOR CANOE VOLUNTEERS SATURDAY 25TH MARCH, 2017 AT  10.30 am IN COED GWILYM PARC   There will be a training day for all those who are interested in helping out on our Canoe and Kayak Hire  Sessions, held on Sundays at Coed Gwilym Parc from Easter Sunday.  You will be given training by...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH 2017

TUESDAY 28TH FEB. Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. By 9.30 we will be working  to clear the last of the excess vegetation in the canal south of the Mond Lock.  The work site is based behind the Clydach Police Station. WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH: Monthly open meeting...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (4): ST. BENEDICT’S CHURCH 21.2.17.

       Eager to keep our side of the bargain to clear the overgrown bramble in St. Benedict’s Church car park in exchange for Fr. Nevin generously allowing us to cut  through his boundary wall to the route of the new canal towpath, we brought loppers, shears, drag forks and wheelbarrows a-plenty with us to the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH FEBRUARY TO 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

                                                                                          St Benedict’s Church, Clydach Tuesday: 21st February: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HighStreet, Clydach between 8.00am  and 9.00am.  Work starts at 9.30 in the car park of St. Benedict’s Church, Pontardawe Road, Clydach.  Fr. Henry Nevin and the church authoritities have generously agreed to allow us to remove a couple of sections...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: Restoring the Piped Section (3): 15.2.17.

Gordon and Gareth have been busy once more. The demolition work site in the   Old Highway Depot has now been secured. Not only is the building to be demolished  (pictured left) carefully screened with HERAS fencing but the lock over which it was built is also safe. You can now watch the water flowing through...